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Deputy Sheriff Joseph Tim Whitehead, Jr. | Bibb County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Bibb County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff

Joseph Tim Whitehead, Jr.

Bibb County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Thursday, March 23, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 1327

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Charged with murder

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Deputy Joseph Whitehead was shot and killed while he and other deputies were serving a search warrant at a home on Atherton Avenue.

Deputy Whitehead and several other officers were executing a search warrant they had obtained during a narcotics investigation. When they entered the location, two suspects inside opened fire on them. Deputy Whitehead was struck once in the chest and once in the face. The round that struck Deputy Whitehead in the chest was absorbed by his bullet resistant vest.

Deputy Whitehead was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wound approximately 30 minutes later.

Five people in the home were arrested and charged with murder in connection with Deputy Whitehead's death. The suspect who shot Deputy Whitehead faces the death penalty. On June 15, 2012, one of the other suspects was convicted of Deputy Whitehead's murder and sentenced to life with the possibility of parole in 30 years. The other four are still awaiting trial.

Deputy Whitehead had previously served with the United States Air Force and is survived by his wife, three children, his mother, and his sister.

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Your memory continues in the hearts of those who knew you. Today, my Mom, Mike and I were talking about the old times in Roselle and your name came into our conversation. We talked about your kindness, your love for your family and your beautiful smile.

Jen Mortensen
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June 4, 2016

 

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